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2016 Cruelty-free Sunscreens

Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Be sure to protect your skin from harmful rays by slathering on some sunscreen. While daily sunscreen application is a must, I know there are some of you out there who forget to do so until the summer season is upon us. If you’re looking for some new sunscreens with SPF to try out, here are some fabulous cruelty-free sunscreen options. Beauty tip: When using on the face, apply after your moisturizer, as you want it to be the top layer on your skin. tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum, $32 JASON Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 $8.54 Kate Somerville Daily Deflector SPF 50+ Sunscreen, $48 YES to Cucumbers Nature Sunscreen SPF 30, $8.99 COOLA Sport Continuous Spray...

Aromatherapy: Get a Whiff of Grapefruit

Love, love, love me some grapefruit. But I’m not just talking about the taste of it. The scent of grapefruit is so incredibly amazing. I can’t get enough of it and it’s as if I can smell it a mile away. There’s something about its sweet and tart fragrance that is absolutely energizing. It always brings a big smile to my face and I’m always sold when I see any product that has its oils in it. Check out some great, cruelty-free beauty and home products that you can snatch up right now. Yes to Grapefruit Rejuvenating Facial Wipes, $5.99 Get off all of your makeup with these refreshing facial wipes! Bonus is that they’re perfect for travelling as well. Alba Botanica Good & Clean Toxin Release Scrub,...

Cruelty-Free Brand: Bite Beauty

Oh, how we love Bite Beauty, let us count the ways. Actually, forget about love. Hopelessly fallen for and stalker obsessed is more like it. Bite Beauty has pretty much got you covered when it comes to your lip care needs. Not only does Bite Beauty have incredible lipstick formulations, but the colors are on point and the company is cruelty free. I still remember my first Bite Beauty purchase! It was Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Tannin, a wonderfully rich red that I still have and use today. I’m not sure if they still offer the crème version, but the Tannin shade still exists within their offerings in other reincarnations. Side note: I’ve been a fan of Bite Beauty for years and had no idea...

How I Use Oils on My Face

It seems that everyone on the internet has been touting the use of oils on the face, so obviously, at one point I had to try it. Now keep in mind that I have sensitive/combination skin, so my findings may be different from what you experienced or will experience. If you have different skin from me, it would probably be worthwhile for you to try the options that didn’t work for me just in case it’s something magical for you. Oil as Face Moisturizer From coconut oil to argan oil ($13), using straight oil as a moisturizer was not for me. Not only did I still have some dry patches, but I would break out in areas that I never broke out in. My face just doesn’t...